Perfect Saturday

Img 0064Slept in, then jumped up, grabbed Clyde, leashed Chelsea, and walked one block to Piedmont Park.

From May through October, the Park features a fresh market — a sort of local street fair featuring more food booths than arts and crafts. Today, Clyde and I joined a hundred of so of our neighbors (and their dogs!), strolling among the squat white tents.

I picked up a bottle of sweet and spicy chili sauce, some fresh green curry, and a small bag of organic squash, zucchini, and cucumbers. After a walk around the lake, we headed home, where I chopped up the veggies, stir-fried them in a wok with chicken and peanuts, doused the results with green curry, and served up a dish worthy of my favorite Thai restaurant.

Several errands later, we found our seats at the Midtown Arts Theatre for an afternoon showing of In the Valley of Elah, a sobering movie about the pain involved in uncovering the Truth. After this: home for some online time, some t.v., and some delivery pizza.

Times like this — days as perfect as the cloudless October sky — make those long hours toiling at the Company worthwhile.

Img 0064Slept in, then jumped up, grabbed Clyde, leashed Chelsea, and walked one block to Piedmont Park.

From May through October, the Park features a fresh market — a sort of local street fair featuring more food booths than arts and crafts. Today, Clyde and I joined a hundred of so of our neighbors (and their dogs!), strolling among the squat white tents.

I picked up a bottle of sweet and spicy chili sauce, some fresh green curry, and a small bag of organic squash, zucchini, and cucumbers. After a walk around the lake, we headed home, where I chopped up the veggies, stir-fried them in a wok with chicken and peanuts, doused the results with green curry, and served up a dish worthy of my favorite Thai restaurant.

Several errands later, we found our seats at the Midtown Arts Theatre for an afternoon showing of In the Valley of Elah, a sobering movie about the pain involved in uncovering the Truth. After this: home for some online time, some t.v., and some delivery pizza.

Times like this — days as perfect as the cloudless October sky — make those long hours toiling at the Company worthwhile.

Mark McElroy

I'm a husband, mystic, writer, media producer, creative director, tinkerer, blogger, reader, gadget lover, and pizza fiend.

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Mark McElroy

I'm a husband, mystic, writer, media producer, creative director, tinkerer, blogger, reader, gadget lover, and pizza fiend.

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